Displaced Itogon residents offered jobs for the long haul

ITOGON, Benguet — Various government agencies are now offering sustainable sources of livelihood to the displaced residents of Itogon town, due to the massive landslide that took the lives of hundreds of people here, mostly small-scale miners, last month. The National Food Authority (NFA) in Benguet, for one, is encouraging the residents, especially in far-flung villages of this town, to […]

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Bontoc is a national SGLG awardee

Bontoc, Mountain Province – Bontoc is the only municipality in Mountain Province, and one among the only seven Local Government Units (LGUs) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) that received the 2018 National Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) during the Awarding Ceremony held at Manila Hotel, Tent City, Manila last November 6, 2018. The other awardees in CAR are […]

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BJMP to intensify operation Greyhound in Baguio City jail

BAGUIO CITY–The Bureau of Jail and Penology (BJMP) here vowed to intensify Operation Greyhound inside the facility and check on the persons deprived of liberty (PDL). Stricter searches will also be done to visitors and allowing visitors only during the visiting hours. Jail Chief, Insp. Crispin Dornagon, BJMP -Baguio City male dorm, told the Philippine News Agency on the sidelines […]

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PDLs offer alternative gift ideas

BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio City Jail Male and Female Dormitories are offering alternative gift ideas for Christmas and other occasions with an array of handicrafts fashioned by the persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) themselves. Male Dorm Warden J/Chief Insp. Crispin Dornagon last Wednesday showed samples of their new gift products like resin sculptures and accessories, coin banks designed with […]

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DOT eyes farm, eco-tourism for inclusive, sustainable dev’t

BAGUIO CITY — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is setting its sights on the development of farm and eco-tourism sites in the region to provide income for small farmers and Indigenous Peoples (IP). “The tourism industry provides great opportunities for diversification of income for small-scale farmers and IP organizations,” DOT Undersecretary Marco Bautista said in an interview with the media […]

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16 dead, 14 missing in Natonin, MP due to avalanche of mud and rocks

BONTOC, Mrn. Prov.– The building of the Mountain Province Second District Engineering Office located at Hakrang, Banawel, in the eastern municipality of Natonin was totally washed out and buried by an avalanche of mud and boulders at about 4-5 pm last October 30, 2018 during the onslaught of Typhoon Rosita. According to Mayor Mateo Chiyawan, in a phone interview, the […]

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